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Members of the Belgian Royal Family Attend Te Deum Mass at the Cathédrale Saint Michel in Brussels. (VIDEOS)

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este and Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, Queen Paola of Belgium, and Her Royal Highness Princess Claire of Belgium attended the traditional Te Deum Mass at the Cathédrale Saint Michel in Brussels on the occasion of Fête du Roi 2014.

Unfortunately, King Albert II (who is recovering from surgery), Queen Fabiola of Belgium and His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium (he was in Vienna, Austria) did not attend this afternoon’s Mass.

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits the SBM Offshore Facilities in Singapore. (VIDEO)

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by several Monégasque government officials visited the SBM Offshore facilities and Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.  During his visit the sovereign prince was given a tour of the massive oil tanker by SBM company officials.

Members of the Danish Royal Family Attend a Concert in Copenhagen.

QMII and PHOn the evening of November 13, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark attended the Livgardens Musikkorps concert in Copenhagen.

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Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend the 2014 Royal Variety Performance. (VIDEOS)

On November 13, 2014, Their Royal Highness The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 2014 Royal Variety Performance, in support of the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund, held at the Palladium Theatre in London.

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HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Receives an Award.

On the evening of November 13, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark accompanied by her husband, Crown Prince Frederik, attended the 66th Annual Bambi Awards ceremony held at the Stage Theater at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany.

During the ceremony the future queen of Denmark received the 2014 Bambi Charity Award for her “…engagement against domestic violence…” according to a press release.

In the past other royals received the Bambi Award including Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, and Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco to name a few.

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His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Visits the Escuela Diplomática in Madrid. (VIDEO)

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain arrived at the Escuela Diplomática in Madrid to preside over a “…ceremony of royal offices of 15 new secretaries of the Embassy …” according to the Spanish royal court.

Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens a New Building in Westbeemster.

Princess Maxima 2011On Thursday, November 13, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opened the new CONO Kaasmakers (cheesemakers) building in Westbeemster.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

News Regarding His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales. (VIDEO)

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales arrived at the Royal Air Force Honington in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, to present “…No 26 squadron RAF Regiment with a new Standard during a parade…” according to Clarence House.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Opens the 90th Christmas Market in Rotterdam. (VIDEO)

On November 13, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the 90th Christmas Market at the Noorse Kerk in Rotterdam.

Proceeds from the sale of items sold at the Christmas market will “…benefit the preservation of the church…” according to the news agency, PPE.

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens the Kulturhus Trefkoele +. (VIDEOS)

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the Kulturhus Trefkoele + in Dalfsen.

According to RVD, the Kulturhus Trefkoele is a 7700 square meter community center for the residents of the municipality.  The center contains a library, child care, a youth club, an elderly club and much more. 

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Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan Attend the Opening of the 2014 Information and Communications Forum. (VIDEO)

On November 12, 2014, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended the opening of the Information and Communications Forum held at the King Hussein Business Park in Amman, Jordan.  The theme of this year’s two-day conference, MENA ICT Forum 2014: Disruptive Technologies, will focus on the “…latest advancements in the ICT domain in Jordan and the Middle East and Africa…”according to the news agency, Petra News.

The news agency also notes that during today’s opening His Majesty:

“…inaugurated a premises for the ‘Grow – Entrepreneur’ initiative, which seeks to empower Jordanian youths and launched Eman1 project as well as the first Jordanian computer manufactured by Jordanian developers as one of the most efficient giant computers in the region.”

Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Visit Brussels, Belgium. (VIDEOS)

On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain accompanied by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr. José Manuel García-Margallo, began their one-day official visit to Brussels, Belgium.

Upon their arrival into the capital Their Majesties were warmly greeted by Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium along with dozens of Belgian government officials.

After the official welcoming ceremony King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia participated in a meeting at Palais d’Egmont with the Belgian Prime Minister, Mr. Charles Michel, and the Belgian Foreign Minister, Mr. Didier Reynders.  The new Spanish monarchs also held meetings with members of the Belgian Senate and House of Representatives.

In the afternoon, Their Majesties accompanied by King Philippe and Queen Mathilde posed for the press at the Palais Royal in Brussels.  Thereafter, the king and queen of Belgium hosted a luncheon in honor of the Spanish royal visit at the Palais Royal in Brussels.

And, that’s it.

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Attend the 2014 Erasmusprijs.

KingWAOn Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 2014 Erasmusprijs held at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam.  The theme of the 2014 Erasmusprijs: Theatre, Audience and Society.

This year the Stichting Praemium Erasmianum (Praemium Erasmianum Foundation) awarded the prize to Belgian festival director and curator, Ms. Frie Leysen.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH